NDA Research Promotion Scheme
The National Disability Authority, subject to funding, operates a Research Promotion Scheme every two years. The purpose is to deliver pieces of quality new research on specific themes.
Proposals for research projects under the Scheme are open to research institutions, service providers, organisations of persons with disabilities and disability advocacy groups, and following assessment, those projects which are successful to be funded are identified. Sponsoring bodies are expected to provide for expert supervision and review of the research.
The theme of the 2021-22 scheme is 'Assistive Products and Consumer Products that support choice and control for Persons with Disabilities'.
Two awards were made and the research projects are;
University College Cork - " A user-centred exploration of the assistive potential of Digital Voice Assistants for People with Disabilities in Ireland".
National University of Ireland, Galway - "Assistive and Consumer Products for as Supplementary Reading Instruction for children with Disabilities: Current Status & Potential for Application in Practice".
NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2014
The theme of the 2014 Research Promotion Scheme was ‘Employment and People with Disabilities’. The research projects awarded funding are:
- The ESRI " Educational and Employment Experiences of People with a Disability in Ireland: An Analysis of the National Disability Survey”.
- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland “Exploring the Factors Related to Return to Work after Stroke”
- Trinity College Dublin “Exploring the Impact of Fatigue on Work Ability of People with Rheumatic Diseases”
- Dublin City University “Transitions from Education and Training to Employment for People with Disabilities”
NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2013
The theme of the 2013 Research Promotion Scheme was "Community supports to enable people with acquired or progressive disabilities live independently". The research projects awarded funding are:
- "National Survey of Stroke Survivors in Ireland" - conducted by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
- "Living with Acquired Brain Injury" - conducted by University College Cork.
NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2011
The theme of the 2011 Research Promotion Scheme was “Promoting safety and freedom from abuse for people with disabilities”. The research projects awarded funding are:
- Access to Justice for People with Disabilities as Victims of Crime in Ireland
- Sexual Violence against People with Disabilities
NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2007 -2008
The theme of the 2007 - 2008 Research Promotion Scheme was "Promoting innovation and good practice in services for people with mental health difficulties". The research projects awarded funding are: